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LIVE NOW: Got a question for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Chief Filippo Grandi? He's speaking live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he's making sure refugees stay high on the agenda.
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Voters enroll for upcoming elections in Kalemie, DR Congo on 12 January, 2017.

The enrollment of voters that started in Kalemie on 15 December, 2016 continues and to date 78 enrollment centers are operational out of 82 planned. Our peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, is mandated with providing electoral support to national authorities and is helping support...
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Team Refugees Olympian Yusra Mardini is at the World Economic Forum in Davos with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to deliver an important message.

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01/18/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
Colombian singer Shakira and American actor Forest Whitaker have received the Crystal Award in Davos for their support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The goals seek to ensure that countries mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change over the next fifteen years. Read more>> [ Bit.ly Link ]
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01/18/2017 at 07:05. Facebook
World gross product is forecast to expand by 2.7 % in 2017 and 2.9 % in 2018, with this modest recovery more an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand, says new UN report.

Full report from United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA): [ Bit.ly Link ]

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01/17/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
#TourTuesday "The Blue Planet of Human Life" is a sculpture which was gifted to UN Geneva by Japan. It is located in the Palais des Nations in front of the Council Chamber, where the Conference on Disarmament meets.

This porcelain globe was designed and produced in the Tobe style "with a prayer to safeguard peace on Earth," according to the plaque. The sculpture was created by ceramic artist...
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01/17/2017 at 16:49. Facebook
"Discrimination diminishes us all.

Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights.

Together, let us build bridges.

Together, let us transform fear into hope.

For our Muslim brothers and sisters – and for all humanity."

-- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination and hatred.

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01/17/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change live from the World Economic Forum in Davos - Part 2
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01/17/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change live from the World Economic Forum in Davos - Part 1
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01/17/2017 at 07:05. Facebook
Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available. Measles vaccines undergo rigorous testing and have a very good safety record after 50 years of use.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has more information here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
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01/16/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the US. Dr. King was a visionary civil rights leader and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

In this photo from 1964, Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are greeted by Ralph J. Bunche, UN Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs (and himself a Nobel Peace Prize winner), at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Dr. King's legacy...
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Africa has been most affected by the refugee crisis, hosting 80% of the world’s refugee population.
Displacement can be a factor contributing to mental illness, but UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency mental health chief Pieter Ventevogel has some good news.
Read why he says refugees are ‘surprisingly resilient’:
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01/15/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
Got a question for United Nations Refugees Chief Filippo Grandi?

He'll be speaking live on Facebook from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland next week, about the global refugee situation, and what leaders in Davos can do to help. Post your question below, and tune in at 17.30 CET on Thursday 19 January to watch.
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Momentum from a triumphant 2015, continued into 2016 with some major breakthroughs for our planet.

Wild successes: Big wins for the environment in 2016

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01/14/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
The 2017 United Nations Language Competitive Examination for English Translators, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers / Proofreaders / Production Editors is now receiving applications until 8 February 2017.

For more details on the exam and relevant eligibility criteria, please visit the United Nations Careers page: bit.ly/2jsq1XB
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01/14/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
70 aircraft

20 ships

5,000 trucks

This is how World Food Programme delivers life-saving food supplies on a daily basis during emergencies.